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Re: CDDL/GPL and Nexenta (with CDDL libc)

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Anil Gulecha <anil@nexenta.org> writes:
>> Illumos will be the upstream. Illumos project started out as a branch
>> of OpenSolaris code, but is now effectively a fork of OpenSolaris
>> codebase.
> I don't understand the distinction being made there. What is different
> between “a branch of the code” versus “a fork of the codebase”?

The idea initally was not to explicitly be a fork (go on a different
development path). lllumos was to follow OpenSolaris closely, except
replacing closed binaries and maintaining drivers upstream may drop. I
guess you can technically call this a fork.. but the idea was to be

Now, Illumos has no real upstream, and is maintaining the last code
drop, and will merge changes from future code drops.


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